The MK-01F Ingeni is a premium folding knife made in the MK Knives & Tools workshop, designed for the needs of everyday use.
About knifemaking standards and process at MK Knives & Tools
Knifemaker Marcin Kampka does not compromise. Each of his products is planned down to the smallest detail, each project, especially custom one, must have individual features. Each knife must have a perfect finish, sawing, chamfering etc. All screws – even the smallest ones, are slightly chamfered to remove angular finishes. Each knife is treated as a separate unit and the holster is also treated the same. One must match the other, the patterns on the holster must be consistent with the patterns on the handles etc. By mirroring each MK Knives & Tools knife, we not only see the product, but also “feel” the hours spent in the studio. When buying a product by Marcin Kampka, we buy many hours of his work. We can be sure that the knife has been pampered down to the smallest detail.
Please read more about the creative process and the MK Knives & Tools brand in an interview with Marcin Kampka HERE.
About the presented version of the MK-01F Ingeni knife
A well-thought-out MK Knives & Tools design
The MK-01F Ingeni folding knife in the present shape and design is the result of several years of work. Over time, its design has changed in order to obtain the best ergonomics and the best performance. The design itself was planned not only in terms of usability, but also appearance. The visual sphere, the proper distribution of proportions between the individual components of the knife and its final image are an important element of the work philosophy at MK Knives & Tools. In the design, you can see consistency with other knifemaker designs and move within your own style, which makes individual knives quite easily identifiable. The workmanship does not lack roundings, “chamfers”, subtle angularities in the right places, thoughtful color composition and delicate decorative patterns.
Before leaving the workshop, each MK-01F Ingeni model is checked and tested for smooth operation. The basic torsion of the structure is selected individually for each copy. The knife works very smoothly and freely from the very first moment. It is recommended not to adjust the twist immediately after use, because after first stage of using the knife will fit even better.
Premium steel and utility blade
The MK-01F Ingeni blade with an innovative hollow grind made with the use of CNC technology, visible as characteristic grooves on the blade, reducing the effect of adherence of the cut material to it (the grind is very subtle). The blade profile is a classic, universal drop point, with a visible false blade enhancing the visual effect. The design of the blade determines the optimal functionality and dedicates it to any type of work. There is a jimping on the spine, which makes it easier to make precise cuts that require pressure with the thumb. The Elmax premium steel blade gives excellent performance effects: long-lasting sharpness, rustproofness and reliable durability (high abrasion resistance, high resistance to mechanical damage).
Smooth opening and stable safety lock
The knife opening happens thanks to the flipper protruding from the blade, which, after unfolding the blade, serves as a finger guard to prevent the hand from slipping over the cutting edge and potential injuries. The knife is unfolded very freely and smoothly thanks to its steel ball bearing. The pivot on which the blade moves, connecting it with the covers, is also made of elmax steel. The knife has a stable and durable protection against accidental closing of the frame lock. This lock is known for its reliability, which in the case of the MK-01F Ingeni knife, also used for more demanding tasks, will be an additional factor increasing safety during their performance. The frame lock is equipped with a ceramic detent ball that guides the blade when opening and closing the knife without scratching the blade.
Titanium handle, pocket clip and backspacer
The handle is entirely made of light and extremely durable titanium. It is a hard metal, resistant to impact and mechanical damage, used in knives of the highest quality. It is resistant to corrosion. The covers have been screwed with stainless steel screws in a color consistent with the entire design. The knife is equipped with a titanium pocket clip, allowing for stable carrying in a pocket, mounting in a backpack, organizer, kidney, etc. The knife has titanium backspacer with a hole designed for threading an additional line, paracord, etc. Both the clip and the hole are elements that protect against possible knife loss. The hole can also be used to attach an additional ornament in the form of a knife bead etc. MK knife beads you can find HERE.
Pouch for the knife
The MK-01F Ingeni folding knife is delivered with a fabric pouch with the MK logo. The Velcro closure cover is used to store or carry the knife, depending on the needs and preferences of the user.
NAME: MK-01F Ingeni “Elmax & Titanium”
STEEL: Elmax (61 HRC)
BLADE FINISH: Sandblasted
TOTAL LENGTH: 218 mm | 8.58″
BLADE LENGTH: 91 mm | 3.58″
BLADE THICKNESS: 4,0 mm | 0.16″
LOCK: Frame lock
WEARING CLIP: Available
WEIGHT: 146 g | 5.15oz
SHEATH: MK pouch